Thursday 19 October 2017

Immigrant Moth Numbers

Brick - a first for me.
Really good numbers and variety in the trap last night. Immigrant species were 1 Scarce Bordered Straw, 6 Vestal, 12 Rusty-dot Pearl, 1 Silver Y and 1 Rush Veneer. Also recorded were 1 Willow Beauty, 1 'Epiritta' sp, 6 Feathered Ranunculus, 5 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 14 Red-line Quaker, 1 Double-striped Pug, 1 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 3 Light Brown Apple, 2 Southern Bell, 5 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Garden Carpet, 4 Ruddy Streak, 2 Narrow-winged Grey, 1 Coastal Pearl, 1 Large Wainscot, 4 Common Marbled Carpet, 4 Lunar Underwing, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 1 Yellow-line Quaker, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Brick and 1 Angle Shades.
Bird-wise - finished work at 7pm so none today though I did hear my first Redwing of the autumn whilst emptying the trap. Yesterday I nipped out late afternoon. Mudbank produced 2 Greenshank, 55+ Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 1 'Sinensis' Cormorant and a Firecrest by the viewing screen.

Yellow-line Quaker
Red-line Quaker

Large Wainscot - my first Exmouth LW and only my second ever.

Vestal - one of six.

Scarce Bordered Straw

Epiritta sp - November, Pale November or Autumnal Moth - should probably make more effort with these.

Feathered Thorn

Feathered Ranunculus

Blair's Shoulder-knot

Red-green Carpet

Vestals - all the same colour - no pinks!
'Continental' Cormorant - Mudbank

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